PETA Faces Backlash After Criticizing Google for Steve Irwin Doodle

PETA is under fire after the animal rights organization criticized Google’s Doodle tribute to Steve Irwin.Today (Fri, Feb. 22) marks what would have been Irwin’s 57th birthday, and Google honored him by giving him a Google Doodle on the search engine giant’s front page. The Doodle featured an animated slideshow showing the Crocodile Hunter’s life, work, family and dedication to the protection of Australian wildlife.Legendary wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin is bein...
Tags: Google, Australia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Peta, Google Doodle, Backlash, Steve, Don, Irwin, Steve Irwin, Stevie, Ingrid Newkirk, Dillon, Daily Mail Australia, Twitter reactions

OBDLink MX+ lets you know how your car’s engine is performing

Tech review: The powerful $99.99 device made by not only can read “check engine” error codes but also provide information on such things as fuel mileage, engine performance, and speed and acceleration rates.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Scantool

Researchers Make Coldest Quantum Gas of Molecules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts the odds for advances in fields such as designer chemistry and quantum computing. As featured on the cover of the Feb. 22 issue of Science, the team produced a gas of potassium-rubidium (KRb) molecules at temperatures as low ...
Tags: Tech, Fermi, JILA

Xiaomi adds face unlock support for locked apps

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the most popular android skins with more than 300 million worldwide users. MIUI is a heavy skin on top of Android, but what sets it apart from other Android skins is its feature richness and customizations. MIUI gets updated biweekly, a closed beta on every Tuesday and public beta on every Friday. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="275975,275978,275974"] A few months ago, Xiaomi on its forum had confirmed that it is planning to bring face unlock support in app lo...
Tags: News, Blogging, Xiaomi, MIUI, Poço, MIUI Global Beta, MIUI 10 face unlock, MIUI 10 face unlock apps

Intel confirms its 5G modem chips won’t release commercially until 2020

Intel Corp executives have clarified that the company's 5G model chips will not be available in mobile phones until 2020. This suggests that Apple will be more than a year behind compared to Samsung, Huawei, and others in launching iPhones with 5G connectivity.  Sandra Rivera, who oversees Intel’s networking chip business, said at a media event in California, that sample 5G modem chips will ship to customers this year, but the company does not expect consumer “products in the market” until 20...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Blogging, Intel, Sandra Rivera, Rivera, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Intel Corp, MediaTek Inc, Samsung Huawei

Jio Group Talk conference calling app released for Android

Reliance Jio has introduced new Jio Group Talk conference calling app for Android. This app allows users to make group conference calls over VoLTE with up to ten users at once. It comes with features like lecture mode where you can mute other users and have them listen to you.  However, the app is still in trial-mode and a commercial version for the public is expected soon. It supports HD voice calling and is available to only those who are using Reliance Jio SIM on their phone. Once you down...
Tags: Google, Apps, News, Blogging, Reliance Jio, Jio, Jio Group Talk

Apple cuts prices on refurbished iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches

Unless you can find a really good deal, you're going to have to pay a pretty penny to get the latest Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad. Fortunately, the Apple website actually offers pretty substantial discounts if you know where to look. The post Apple cuts prices on refurbished iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends

markdown change

Running from source, I am getting the following when using "Remove unused css rules" in the editor: Code: calibre, version 3.39.1 ERROR: Unhandled exception: ImportError:No module named markdown calibre 3.39.1* [64bit]  embedded-python: True is64bit: True Windows-10-10.0.17134-SP0 Windows ('64bit', 'WindowsPE') ('Windows', '10', '10.0.17134') Python 2.7.15+ Windows: ('10', '10.0.17134', 'SP0', u'Multiprocessor Free') Interface language: None Successfully initialized third party ...
Tags: Google, Books, Development, Goodreads, Kobo Utilities, Wikidata, Annotations, Unplugged, Kobo books, EpubSplit, Favourites Menu, EpubMerge, Goodreads Sync, KePub Metadata Reader, KePub Metadata, Count Pages

'Outrageous abuse of privacy': New York orders inquiry into Facebook data use

Order follows report that Facebook may access highly personal information including weight, blood pressure and ovulation statusNew York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook may be accessing far more personal information than previously known from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data.The directive to New York’s department of state and department of financial services (DFS) came after the Wall Street Journal sai...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Technology, Privacy, Social Networking, US news, Andrew Cuomo, Wall Street Journal, DFS

YouTube demonetizes anti-vaccination videos

YouTube will demonetize channels that promote anti-vaccination views, after a report by BuzzFeed News found ads, including from health companies, running before anti-vax videos. The platform will also place a new information panel that links to the Wikipedia entry on “vaccine hesitancy” before anti-vax videos. Information panels (part of YouTube’s efforts to combat misinformation) about the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine had already appeared in front of anti-vaccination videos that...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia, United States, Conspiracy Theories, Nestle, Misinformation, BuzzFeed News, Matt Watson, Anto, Anti-vaccination, Vaxxed

Google Fiber Missteps Could Tarnish Brand

This winter has been very rough on Google Fiber, Alphabet's high-speed Internet service. An overabundance of snow, ice and water have caused service outages. Why do these issues not seem to hamper competitors? The latest news is that the service is leaving Louisville, supposedly due to a faulty installation process. Why not correct the faults? What is the real problem at Google Fiber? Traditional competition starts with the local phone and cable television companies. That category includes b...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Louisville

The SEO Trends Watchlist For 2019 – A Simplified Guide

Regardless of the niche, nature of commercial activity, budget and other concerns, websites will have to focus on SEO, or Search engine optimisation to remain visible and accessible to the target audience. When you want to generate revenue from your website, being positioned on SERPs is necessary, and that’s exactly what SEO is all about. In association with Moon Marketing, we are decoding the most important SEO trends you need to watch in 2019 and how to adapt to each like a pro. 1. Go mobile...
Tags: Google, Startups, Marketing, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, Voice, Voice Search, Online Marketing, Others, Authority, Digital Marketing, SEO marketing, Moon Marketing SEO, Moon Marketing

NVIDIA Turing-Based GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Launched At $279

MojoKid writes: NVIDIA has launched yet another graphics card today based on the company's new Turing GPU. This latest GPU, however, doesn't support NVIDIA's RTX ray-tracing technology or its DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) image quality tech. The new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti does, however, bring with it all of the other GPU architecture improvements NVIDIA Turing offers. The new TU116 GPU on board the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti supports concurrent integer and floating point instructions (rather than se...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Gpu, Turing GPU

On the Importance of Reputation

by Hohn Cho s he is wont to do, Doug Wilson wrote and published to the general public a strongly-worded opinion piece regarding a matter of current controversy. I responded to him here, and Phil Johnson added a number of helpful points here. As an aside, I actually wasn't aware that Phil and Doug were friends, which I say only to highlight Phil's fair-minded impartiality in posting my article, and to reiterate that my words are my own and should not be attributed to Phil or anyone else. Regardle...
Tags: Google, Twitter, China, Religion, Trinity, Corinthians, Joe, Wilson, Peter, Jussie Smollett, Phil, Katie Travis, SBC, Doug, Ecclesiastes, Natalie

Microsoft Workers' Letter Demands Company Drop $479 Million HoloLens Military Contract

A group of Microsoft workers have addressed top executives in a letter demanding the company drop a controversial contract with the U.S. army. The Verge reports: The workers object to the company taking a $479 million contract last year to supply tech for the military's Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS. Under the project, Microsoft, the maker of the HoloLens augmented reality headset, could eventually provide more than 100,000 headsets designed for combat and training in the milita...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, US military, Army, Brad Smith, U S Army, IVAS

YouTube won't let anti-vaccine videos make advertising money for their creators, citing a policy around 'dangerous or harmful' content (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube channels that promote anti-vaccination (anti-vax) content are not allowed to run ads on the video sharing platform, according to a policy first reported by BuzzFeed News on Friday.  YouTube said that it considers anti-vaccination content to be “dangerous or harmful," which as a policy, it does not allow to be monetized. The company says this is not a new policy.  Some channels promoting anti-vaccination content were reportedly able to monetize for some time, in violation of the poli...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, California, Cdc, Youtube, Trends, Earth, Sundar Pichai, Signal, BuzzFeed News, Adam Schiff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mark Zuckerburg, BuzzFeed News on Friday YouTube

Frontier Demands $4,300 Cancellation Fee Despite Horribly Slow Internet

Frontier Communications reportedly charged a cancellation fee of $4,302.17 to the operator of a one-person business in Wisconsin, even though she switched to a different Internet provider because Frontier's service was frequently unusable. From the report: Candace Lestina runs the Pardeeville Area Shopper, a weekly newspaper and family business that she took over when her mother retired. Before retiring, her mother had entered a three-year contract with Frontier to provide Internet service to th...
Tags: News, Tech, Wisconsin, Frontier, Frontier Communications, Pardeeville, Candace Lestina, Lestina

Confidential emails sent by Facebook executives leaked online

Communications between senior figures, including Mark Zuckerberg, shed new light on data useDocuments posted online Friday appear to be confidential internal Facebook communications that reveal new details of the company’s treatment of user data. About 60 pages of un-redacted exhibits from a lawsuit between Facebook and Six4Three, an app developer, were posted anonymously on GitHub on Friday. They include emails between various Facebook executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and a “highly co...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Privacy, Social Networking, US news, Silicon Valley

Digital Trends Live: Oscar visual effects, digital distractions, and more

On episode 72 of Digital Trends Live, we discussed news including the discovery that Google's Nest Secure has a hidden microphone, and welcomed author Brian Solis to the show to talk about his latest book. The post Digital Trends Live: Oscar visual effects, digital distractions, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Trends, Brian Solis

Make Sense of Your Data with These Essential Keyword Segments

Posted by TheMozTeamThis blog post was originally published on the STAT blog. The first step to getting the most out of your SERP data is smart keyword segmentation — it surfaces targeted insights that will help you make data-driven decisions. But knowing what to segment can feel daunting, especially when you’re working with thousands of keywords. That’s why we’re arming you with a handful of must-have tags. Follow along as we walk through the different kinds of segments in STAT, how to crea...
Tags: Google, Seo, Ppc, Cpc, TheMozTeam

What is ‘safe enough’ for drone deliveries?

They will be heavier than the lightweight models that previously have hit people on the ground. A host of questions remain unanswered. Should drones themselves be required to carry safety features such as sensors or parachutes? Are Americans willing to endure drone accidents in exchange for more convenience and freedom, as they do with automobiles?
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Boeing & Aerospace

Briq, the next building block in tech’s reconstruction of the construction business, raises $3 million

Bassem Hamdy has been in the construction business for a long time. He spent the last few years at the construction software business Procore, now a $3 billion dollar company developing technology for the construction industry, and now Hamdy is ready to unveil his next act as chief executive and co-founder of Briq, a new software service for the industry. Construction management software developer Procore raises $75 million at a $3 billion valuation Hamdy started Briq with his own cash,...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, Technology, California, Tech, Computing, Gartner, Machine Learning, Ibm, Construction, Blockchains, Real-time, Eniac Ventures, General Partner, Southern California, Santa Barbara Calif

Antitrust 3: Big Tech

We talk to Lina Khan and Scott Hemphill about the rise of companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google, and the state of competition and antitrust law.(Image credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: Google, News, Facebook Amazon, Lionel Bonaventure, Lina Khan, Scott Hemphill

YouTube Is Heading For Its Cambridge Analytica Moment

Earlier this week, Disney, Nestle and others pulled its advertising spending from YouTube after a blogger detailed how comments on Google's video site were being used to facilitate a "soft-core pedophilia ring." Some of the videos involved ran next to ads placed by Disney and Nestle. With the company facing similar problems over the years, often being "caught in a game of whack-a-mole to fix them," Matt Rosoff from CNBC writes that it's only a matter of time until YouTube faces a scandal that ac...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Cnbc, Nestle, YouTube Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Matt Rosoff, Rosoff, Parkland Florida, Disney Nestle

Moving Library

I recently used the Move Library function to move my library from my laptop to Google Drive. For the most part, it worked pretty good. It moved 2,400 books successfully, but there were still 98 books that did not get moved and were left behind. The only way I have been able to get them back into Calibre, is to Add them one at a time. My first question is, why did this happen? The next question is, how can I get these books back into Calibre without having to do it one at a time? I should have do...
Tags: Google, Books, Library Management

Twitter co-founder Williams steps down from company board

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter co-founder Evan Williams will leave the social media company’s board of directors at the end of the month. Twitter announced his departure in a securities filings Friday and Williams tweeted confirmation of the news. Williams served as Twitter’s CEO from 2008 to 2010 and now is chief executive of publishing […]
Tags: Twitter, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Ap, Williams, Evan Williams

#3quotes from Bruner

Photo by Crabchick on Flickr In my #3quotes series I have been citing directly from the texts of education thinkers, because it is important to apply ideas and theories in context. Too often, writers cite from theorists using secondary sources instead of delving into the original texts. In this post I will featuring direct quotations from legendary American psychologist Jerome S Bruner, whose work focused on the psychology of learning, pedagogical methods such as instructional scaffoldi...
Tags: School, Technology, Learning, Education, Boston, Scaffolding, Teaching, Ross, eLearning, Harvard University Press, Bruner, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Social Constructivism, Crabchick, Jerome S Bruner

Once Hailed As Unhackable, Blockchains Are Now Getting Hacked

schwit1 shares a report from MIT Technology Review: Early last month, the security team at Coinbase noticed something strange going on in Ethereum Classic, one of the cryptocurrencies people can buy and sell using Coinbase's popular exchange platform. Its blockchain, the history of all its transactions, was under attack. An attacker had somehow gained control of more than half of the network's computing power and was using it to rewrite the transaction history. That made it possible to spend the...
Tags: Tech, Coinbase, MIT Technology Review

Instagram Code Reveals Public 'Collections' Feature To Take On Pinterest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public "Collections" to which multiple users can contribute. Instagram launched private Collections two years ago to let you Save and organize your favorite feed posts. But by allowing users to make Collections public, Instagram ...
Tags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tech, Pinterest Instagram, Instagram for Android, Jane Manchun Wong, Instagaram Save feature Instagram

Apple To Close Retail Stores In the Patent Troll-Favored Eastern District of Texas

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas -- a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to Apple news sites 9to5Mac and MacRumors which broke the news of the stores' closures. Apple says that the impacted retail employees will be offered new jobs with the company as a result of these changes. The company will shut down its Apple Willow Ben...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Supreme Court, Tech, Dallas, Eastern District of Texas, Plano Texas, Apple Stonebriar, Frisco Texas MacRumors, Galleria Dallas Shopping Mall, NorthPark Center Southlake, Knox Street With, Dallas Galleria

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